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FWI Releases El Hierro Scenery for FSX

Posted on Mon, 01 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMT
Inaugurated in 1972, the airport of El Hierro, located in the municipality of Valverde, has changed life on the island, improving communications with the rest of the archipelago and paving the way to a new type of tourism. Air traffic is domestic, with the main origin/destination of flights being Tenerife Norte Airport and, to a lesser extent, the airports of Gran Canaria and La Palma.

In 2007, the airport processed 184,762 passengers, 4,790 operations and 171 tonnes of cargo.

History

The first aeronautical event on the island of El Hierro occurred on 12 December 1955 when a helicopter flew to the island, in what was also the first search and rescue operation in the Canary Islands, to airlift a sick person off the island.

Studies for the localisation of an airport began in 1962. Due to the complicated relief of the island, the options were limited and in the end an area on the coast was chosen, known as Llano de los Cangrejos, situated in the northeast of the island, close to its capital, Valverde.

This scenery represents a realistic and complete representation of the airport and its environment: landclass, relief, the roads, ports, the cities. This scenery is perfect for an unforgettable trip under the shadow of the volcanoes. A great destination for your spring and summer flights.

Features

  • Original detailed airport scenery
  • 3D signalization and taxi lights
  • Numerous static objects at the airport
  • New Landclass
  • New Mesh Terrain
  • Corrected coastlines
  • Frontera, Puerto de La Estaca, Valverde, Roque de Bonanza

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at ian.stephens@flyawaysimulation.com.

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